Shortcut Guacamole

It had been a long day at work and I was in full-on chef mode; as I was slicing away, the sight of a perfectly ripe avocado set off thoughts of zesty guacamole… What to do with this time-sensitive, ever-ripening delicacy?  I forgot to grab a few fresh tomatoes from the grocery store, so I was close to putting off the recipe for another evening; … Continue reading Shortcut Guacamole

Grilled Corn, Bell Pepper and Tomato Salad

I created this salad last night as a complement to baja-seasoned shrimp tacos with cilantro lime rice.  It works wonderfully as a taco filler, salsa or a side dish.  If you’re feeling adventurous, add diced avocado drizzled with lime and/or a can of black beans (drained and rinsed, of course!). Ingredients: 2 Ears of Corn, shucked 1 tsp I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light … Continue reading Grilled Corn, Bell Pepper and Tomato Salad

Cilantro-Jalapeno Sour Cream

Cilantro-infused sour cream is a creative addition to any meal begging for a “cream factor”.  It works wonders with blackened seafood and chicken dishes and adds just the right amount of coolness to wings and other spicy dishes.  Try it with my Baja Shrimp Tacos! Ingredients: ½ C Reduced Fat Sour Cream 2 T Fresh Cilantro, chopped 2 T Fresh Lime Juice 1 Jalapeno Pepper, … Continue reading Cilantro-Jalapeno Sour Cream

Bruschetta

There’s nothing like a piece of crusty garlic bread to accompany an Italian dish.  There are many ways to prepare bruchetta, but many times the recipe involves excessive oil and cheese.  My recipe is created from simple, fresh ingredients–the cheesy, tomato-ey, garlicky components are all there without sky-high calories, sodium or fat.  Ingredients: 1 Whole wheat French baguette (depending on the party size) 5 large … Continue reading Bruschetta